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    Two of Capt. Charlie Beadon’s clients show off the kind of redfish biting on mud flats around Hilton Head Island.

    Slot-sized reds schooled up and biting around Hilton Head Island

    Bull redfish have been a willing target of many anglers for the past few months along the South Carolina coast, but if it's slot-sized redfish you're after, the backwaters of Hilton Head Island are the place to be.

    Capt. Charlie Beadon of Hilton Head Fishing Adventures and his clients have been regularly boating keeper redfish on the mud flats over the past few weeks.
    December 20, 2012 at 5:00pm
    : Dalton Reames shows off the kind of healthy speckled trout that Bulls Bay anglers are catching regularly.<br />
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    Speckled trout bite great in Bulls Bay

    Last year's mild winter was a nice reprieve for South Carolina's speckled trout after cold-water kills in back-to-back brutal winters wiped out a lot of specks. This spells good news for Palmetto State anglers, and one place the trout are healthy and biting is Bulls Bay near Awendaw.

    Gary McElwain of Awendaw has been having a lot of success lately catching Bulls Bay specks, and the majority of his fish have been keeper sized.
    December 19, 2012 at 6:30am
    South Carolina hunters can take three woodcock per day beginning Dec. 18 through Jan. 31, 2013.

    Woodcock season opens in South Carolina today

    South Carolina has extended its season on woodcock by 14 days again this season, so hunters can take to the field for timberdoodles beginning today, Dec. 18.
    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources agreed last year to move up the traditional Jan. 1 season opening by two weeks, and it was such a success with hunters, the season is opening early again this year.
    December 18, 2012 at 6:30am
    Catch the action in the attached video as Capt. John Koonce fishes the Stono River behind John’s Island for some late fall speckled trout.

    Speckled trout bite hanging on in Charleston’s Stono River

    For late fall anglers, speckled trout represent a highly prized target. but they can be especially fickle as the weather starts to turn colder. Capt. John Koonce of Shoal Bandit Charters on Johns Island claims the weather may be hard to predict, but the hot trout bite this fall in Charleston-area waters, especially the Stono River, is still hanging on.

    “One day we’ll be out here in jeans and t-shirts, and the next day we’ll be wearing heavy jackets and toboggans,” he said. “But the water temperatures are still pretty decent, and the trout bite has stayed with us.”
    December 17, 2012 at 11:18am
    Mike Robertson shows off a big blue catfish he caught fishing with Capt. Rodger Taylor.

    Catfish action picking up on Lake Wylie, might get better

    The winter catfish bite on Lake Wylie has turned on, and a lot of chunky fish are being caught. According to guide Rodger Taylor of Rock Hill’s Catfish On Guide Service, the excellent action should continue and perhaps improve over the next few weeks.
    December 12, 2012 at 3:41pm
    Bass fishing in the upper end of Lake Murray has been great over the past week.

    Upper end of Lake Murray features a good bass bite

    Largemouth bass fishing typically slows this time of year on many lakes, but the upper end of Lake Murray is producing good action.

    Guide Chris Heinning of Capt. Chris Fishing is catching bass from the Dreher Island area up into the rivers using a variety of techniques.
    December 11, 2012 at 12:48pm
    Charleston charter Capt. John Koonce uses cracked blue crabs when he's fishing for big red drum around docks.

    Fish boat docks for big reds

    With the summer season rapidly approaching, redfish along the Charleston coast are making the transition from spring patterns to warm water patterns. In this video, Shoal Bandit Charter Capt. John Koonce demonstrates a one of the most-successful tactics for locating warm-water redfish around boat docks.
    May 17, 2012 at 9:18am
    Conan O'Brien gave duck calling a shot after Duck Commander's Phil Robertson gave him some pointers.

    Conan O'Brien blows duck call after Duck Commander lessons

    Late-night TV show host Conan O'Brien got duck-calling lessons from one of the best Tuesday night — Duck Commander's Phil Robertson.

    And he did OK. Or maybe not.

    Depends on who you ask.
    April 12, 2012 at 12:58pm
    Guide Charlie Beadon took this slot-sized red as it cruised along a marsh edge in the Chechessee River last Thursday.

    Try these prescriptions for spooky reds

    March Madness is great if you’re a college basketball fan. If you’re a fisherman who likes to target redfish, the madness of March is trying to figure out how to get fish that have been hammered on by anglers and dolphin for three or four months to even look at a bait or lure.
    March 19, 2012 at 9:00am
    Reds are schooling in the mouths of creeks this month around Georgetown, making them perfect targets for flyfishing and sight-fishing.

    Redfish schooling around Georgetown

    The shallow waters around Georgetown are clear and cool, and sight fishing for schooling winter redfish on light tackle is how fishing guide Capt. Steve Roff likes to fish for them this time of year.

    Roff says the reds are bunching in schools, and "it is like deer hunting, stalking and paying attention to an outline or a tail movement."
    January 20, 2012 at 9:22am
    Liz Richburg might be only 14 years old, but she put this 140-class 10-point on the ground with two rounds of buckshot.

    14-year-old kills 140-class Newbury County buck

    Rabbit hunters count on their beagles to run bunnies in a big circle, with their quarry eventually returning to the area from which it was originally flushed.

    When Pelion’s Liz Richburg killed a beautiful 10-point buck on the last day of the season (Jan. 1), it was sort of the same deal. The beagles were replaced by relatives driving the deer, and the 140-class buck she killed returned to the spot it was first observed – 10 weeks later.
    January 19, 2012 at 7:58am
    Rob Harrison took this 11-point, 150-inch buck with one shot from his .308. But he found 10 pellets of buckshot under the buck’s hide from a previous encounter with a hunter.<br />

    Monster Pendleton buck got lucky once, but once was not enough

    How much luck does a big buck need to make it to, say, trophy proportions?

    Rob Harrison isn’t sure, but he does have some evidence that, while they might not have nine lives like a cat, they occasionally cheat death.

    Harrison took an 11-point, 150-inch buck Dec. 4 near Pendleton, and found 10 pellets of buckshot under the buck's hide when it was skinned out.
    January 12, 2012 at 11:17am
    This was one of two deer handicapped hunter Dean Elsey killed as the 2011-12 hunting season closed.

    Season has great ending for handicapped South Carolina deer hunter

    Dean Elsey of Bonneau Beach figured after three months in the woods that he was headed for one of his normal deer seasons: taking a doe or two, maybe a small buck.

    But in a period of a little more than two weeks, Elsey’s season went from dull to dynamite with a pair of great bucks taken on separate mobility-impaired hunts.
    January 10, 2012 at 9:37am
    Fort Long hunter Chris Chason bagged this 147-inch deer while hunting in Fairfiled County on Nov. 17.

    Quick draw rewards hunter with 12-pointer

    Chris Chason of Fort Long got busted by a huge buck the afternoon of Nov. 17 while hunting on his club’s land in Fairfield County.

    Luckily, his reaction time was just swift enough to get off a kill shot at his biggest buck ever shortly after being detected at only 40 yards away.
    December 05, 2011 at 4:06pm
    SouthCarolinaSportsman.com user Daniel Ziegler killed this 160-class buck Oct. 28 after toughing it out when the weather turned ugly.

    Persistence pays off when 160-class buck steps out in front of Laurens County hunter

    Daniel Ziegler almost missed out on the buck of a lifetime on Oct. 28 due to rainy and windy weather conditions, but he decided to stick it out until dark.

    The decision paid off for the Laurens County hunter when his biggest buck yet – a trophy main-frame 10-pointer – showed himself about 15 minutes before dark.
    November 16, 2011 at 8:16am